Kansas seniors saved money on drugs, checkups

Last year 36,383 Kansans with Medicare who reached the Part D “doughnut hole” saved more than $24 million on prescription drugs as a result of discounts provided in the Affordable Care Act, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, 284,396 Kansans with traditional Medicare used one or more free preventive services in 2012, including 27,437 who each received an annual wellness checkup.